Meet the MBA CATALYST Team
Damali
Jesse
Shaquita
Damali Rhett received her MBA from the Tuck school of Business in 2006. Over the last 10 years, she has worked with more than 1,000 MBA and pre-MBA candidates. With MBA Catalyst, she has helped clients gain admission to schools such as Columbia, NYU Stern and Harvard Business School. Damali joined MBA Catalyst because she has a passion for helping people. Her MBA Catalyst clients frequently cite her ability to listen, offer insight into the application process and offer structure to get the best application. 

Damali is also a Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management alumna and was a Forte Foundation Fellow at Tuck. 
Jesse A. Mejia is the Founder & CEO of MBA Catalyst. He has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, US News & World Reports, USA Today, and has been a featured guest on National Public Radio to highlight how to standout in a competitive environment.  Jesse has taken his own experience with the MBA application process and used that success as the basis for founding MBA Catalyst.  Since 2007, MBA Catalyst has helped candidates from all over the world gain admission to top tier MBA programs.

A graduate from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, Jesse is drawn to helping ambitious people position themselves for personal & professional success.
Shaquita Basileo earned her MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in 2007. As a consultant with MBA Catalyst, she has helped clients gain admission to schools such as Wharton, Cornell, Duke, Michigan, and UC Berkeley. Shaquita has a special interest in helping applicants with non- traditional backgrounds and undergraduate HBCU degrees gain admission to top business schools. 

Over her tenure with MBA Catalyst, she has developed a passion for learning and developing the unique stories of each client by building relationships that expand beyond the admission process. 


Our Company Philosophy
Our focus and passion is the MBA application process, and advising clients on how to craft their personal story as they apply to 
business school. 

MBA Catalyst is not a "factory." 

We tailor our services to the unique needs of each individual client. We limit the number of applicants we accept each round to ensure our team has the necessary time to invest in our clients. 

We love what we do, we believe in our process and our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations at every interaction.